Enjoy live Bluegrass from more than a dozen bands and artists on an island park just off the coast of North Carolina. Smell the sea air, sit by the water, or settle onto the grass near the stage and enjoy a day outdoors with all the amenities.
Come to North Carolina’s Roanoke Island Festival Park, 1 Festival Park, Manteo NC, for a day or for all days of the event. Dubbed as “Bluegrass Island,” Roanoke Island Festival Park covers a 27-acre island across the water from Manteo NC. It includes Island Farm, a state living-history site.
The Bluegrass Island Festival is September 21-24, 2016. This event will benefit the nonprofit Island Farm.
Enjoy “mountain music by the sea” with performers including:
- Soggy Bottom Boys
- Tony Rice Tribute
- Rhonda Vincent
- Steep Canyon Rangers
- Doyle Lawson
For a complete list of performers, visit the schedule here. Tickets may be purchased through the Festival website, and start at $45. Note that as of this article date, a notice is posted that ticket sales are approaching “sold out status.”
The 2016 Bluegrass Island Festival hours are:
- Wednesday, September 21, 2016 — 10am-11pm
- Thursday, September 22, 2016 — 10am-11pm
- Friday, September 23, 2016 — 10am-11pm
- Saturday, September 24, 2016 — 10am-11pm
The Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival strives to offer the best bluegrass festival anywhere — great music and famously good food. The Festival offer a variety of fresh local seafood, barbecue, burgers and sausages, wraps and salads, and much more.
For more information, visit the Bluegrass Island website at www.bluegrassisland.com.
Island Farm is online at www.theislandfarm.com.